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Monday, July 13, 2020

Canelo Alvarez knocks out Sergey Kovalev with vicious left hook

Canelo Alvarez Sergey Kovalev

Canelo Alvarez beat Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with an 11th-round knockout that came out of nowhere.

The fight between the men was narrow by most accounts, with some writers having Kovalev ahead through 10 rounds and others seeing Alvarez as the leader. Either way, the fight did not feature many big power punches or much activity.

That all changed rapidly in the 11th.

Alvarez caught Kovalev with a massive left hook that dazed his opponent. Canelo finished him off with a right that sent Kovalev into the ropes and nearly knocked him out of the ring.

Two judges had the fight 96-94 Canelo and another had it 95-95 entering the 11th.

Alvarez impressively has now captured the WBO light heavyweight title, marking the fourth weight class in which he has been a champion. He’s 53-1-2 with 36 KOs. Kovalev is now 34-4-1.

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